In total, 17 Muslim men and a native-British female accomplice were convicted of over 100 charges stemming from crimes against 22 victims. Court documents reveal how the gang groomed British teen girls with drugs and alcohol before subjecting them to “sessions” in which they were raped by multiple men. But the extent of the rape gang and its crimes could be significantly larger.
Despite the convictions the investigation is still ongoing, and the 18 individuals convicted Wednesday may be but a fraction of those involved. Investigators have so far made a total of 461 arrests, spoken to over 700 potential complainants, and identified 278 victims the gang preyed upon between 2010 and 2014, according to the BBC. Perhaps most disturbing is that the Newcastle rape gang is just the latest such gang uncovered in the United”